Book Club Kit for The One that Got Away by Bethany Chase includes book club discussion guide and party menu.
For February’s book club pick, I had a hard time deciding between three books.
I decided to put this month’s pick up for a vote by our Peanut Blossom Book Club members.
The readers have spoken and I’m please to announce we will be reading The One That Got Away by Bethany Chase.
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This book was our official February 2017 pick for the Peanut Blossom Book Club.
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What is The One that Got Away About?
You can check out the full book description for The One That Got Away:
“Perfect for fans of Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner, this bright, funny debut from a fresh voice in fiction offers a delicious take on love, family, and what it means to build a home of one’s own.
Sarina Mahler thinks she has her life all nailed down: a growing architecture practice in Austin, Texas, and an any-day-now proposal from her loving boyfriend, Noah. She’s well on her way to having the family she’s hoped for since her mother’s death ten years ago. But with Noah on a temporary assignment abroad and retired Olympic swimmer—and former flame—Eamon Roy back in town asking her to renovate his new fixer-upper, Sarina’s life takes an unexpected turn. Eamon proves to be Sarina’s dream client, someone who instinctively trusts every one of her choices—and Sarina is reminded of all the reasons she was first drawn to him back in the day. Suddenly her carefully planned future with Noah seems a little less than perfect. And when tragedy strikes, Sarina is left reeling. With her world completely upended, she is forced to question what she truly wants in life—and in love.
Full of both humor and heartbreak, The One That Got Away is the story of one woman’s discovery that, sometimes, life is what happens when you leave the blueprints behind.”
Go grab a copy of The One That Got Away here so you can join us for our book club discussion.
The One That Got Away Book Club Questions
I believe the best book club questions to spark a lively discussion in your group help readers make personal connections to the story.
You can read about how to write the best book club questions on your own here, but hopefully these will get you started!
What did you think of this month’s pick? Would you have picked it up on your own?
The book starts with “Every woman has one. That name you Google at 2:00 in the morning.” Is this true?
Is there someone from your past you can’t resist checking in on now?
Why do you think Sarina is so drawn to Eamon?
Is it because she didn’t have a chance with him in their youth or were her feelings real to start?
What did you think of Sarina’s relationship with Noah?
Were you rooting for them or find their relationship not plausible?
Did that change for you at any point?
How did you react to the dinner party scene with Noah’s parents when they confronted Sarina about her plan for future children?
What would you have done/said in that scenario?
What are your thoughts on Eamon?
Is he truly a better fit for Sarina? Who did you prefer, Eamon or Noah?
How much do you think Noah’s out of town project affected the situation between Sarina and Eamon?
Would things have played out differently if he were home?
“One man’s desperate is another man’s persistent.”
Do you agree with this?
Was Sarina persistent or desperate with her career and relationships?
Which scene from the book made the biggest impression on you?
Book Club Party Menu
For the book club party menu, serve some cozy classic party snacks for your friends to enjoy while they dish about their own “one that got away.”
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